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Claims deadline for scratch-offs one week away

February 14, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:42 AM
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The deadline to claim a prize on 13 of our scratch-off games is just a week away.

You have until Thursday, Feb. 20, to claim prizes on tickets in the following scratch-off games:

  • $20 ticket: $4,000,000 Platinum Payout
  • $10 tickets: Crown Jewels and 50X The Cash (Game #693)
  • $5 tickets: 20X The Cash (Game #654) and Bonus Crossword Cash
  • $3 tickets: Loteria (Game #693), 15X Crossword, and Win It All
  • $2 tickets: Wild Cherry Doubler and Triple Play
  • $1 tickets: Hit $50, 2019, and Blackjack

Claims of $600 up to $99,999 must be made at one of the six regional claim centers before 5 p.m. that day while claims of $100,000 and above must be made at lottery headquarters in Raleigh before 5 p.m. on that day as well.

Mail-in claims must be received within 90 days of the official end-of-game date. Remember, postmarks will not satisfy the 90-day requirement.

Don’t wait to claim your prize. We'd hate to see anyone miss a big win.


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2/17/2020 02:23 - Peggy G.

I am unable to enter my winning ticket entry online (50X the Cash). I have been trying to enter ticket for days for Lucke-Rewards. NC Lottery
We want to help. What type of issue are you running into when you attempt to enter your ticket, Peggy? You can also reach our online support team 24/7 at nclottery.com/Help.

2/17/2020 12:54 - Sheila I.

Can someone else please explain how the pick 4 combo is played?. If I played 1057 for day and evening....one day only. How much will it cost. Thanks. The website doesn't explain muchNC Lottery
Hi Sheila, That would depend on how many ways you choose. You have the option of choosing a 4, 6, 12, or 24-way, which will affect how much your ticket costs and how much you have the potential to win. If you visit the How To Play page for Pick 4 that we linked in our reply to you below, you can see the full breakdown.

2/17/2020 11:45 - Sheila I.

@nc lottery can you please explain how pick 4 combo is played? I'm hearing I need to be careful because the cost to play is expensive. ThanksNC Lottery
Hi Sheila, The combo option provides an Exact play for all possible combinations of the numbers you selected on a single ticket. You could choose several combo options, all the way up to a 24-play combo that would cost $24. You can see more info about the different ways to play Pick 4 here: https://nclottery.com/Pick4How

2/17/2020 11:42 - sandra p.

Please fix your siteNC Lottery
Hi Sandra, We're not aware of any widespread issues with the site at the moment. Could you please share a little info about what you're experiencing?

2/17/2020 06:56 - Troy W.

Hi NCEL. Quick question: Tickets can be sold by retailers even after all of top prizes have been won, correct? The game is still active according to the website. Settling a debate here.NC Lottery
Hi Troy, As soon as the last top prize for a game has been won, our team begins taking steps to end a game. This means that our representatives begin picking the game up from all retailers across the state. This process can take up to 6 weeks, so you might see some games available that you know no longer have prizes left. Retailers continue to sell tickets until a lottery representative comes to pick them up. That's why we update the "Prizes Remaining" for each game daily, so that folks can check to see if a game still has prizes they're interested in. Which game are you referring to that is still active but does not have top prizes remaining?

2/17/2020 06:33 - DWAYNE B.

How can I tell if I won. I received a message I need the check before Thursday February 20 to claim my prizesNC Lottery
You'll need to check any of your tickets to find out! This post is only an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon.

2/17/2020 05:38 - samuel l.

i recieved a letter that says i won holiday scond chance #3 what should i do and are you open today samuel lewisNC Lottery
Hi Samuel, The letter should contain instructions on what to do next! We are open today, so you are welcome to call our Customer Services team at 877-962-7529 with any questions before you head to the office to claim your prize.

2/16/2020 11:45 - Stephanie B.

Have I won any scratch offs

2/16/2020 11:43 - Stephanie B.

Have I wonNC Lottery
You'll need to check any of your tickets to find out! This post is only an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon.

2/16/2020 09:11 - Lorie J.

Cant figure out how to do the second chance ticketz.please helpNC Lottery
We're here to help! All you need to do is scan your tickets with Second Chance drawings using our app or manually enter them on the Ticket Entry page of the website and you will automatically be entered in the drawing. We contact winners by email shortly after we conduct Second Chance drawings.

2/16/2020 08:59 - gracie l.

What did I win?NC Lottery
Hi Gracie, You'll need to check any of your tickets to find out! This post is only an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon.

2/16/2020 07:03 - Sheretta L.

How can you find out if you won? How you claim your prize?NC Lottery
Hey there Sheretta, If you purchased any of the scratch-off games mentioned above and have yet to check to see if they're a winner, you should do that now. If you have won a prize, you'll need to claim those prizes before Feb. 20.

2/16/2020 05:37 - Gene H.

How do I find out if I won.NC Lottery
Hi Gene, this post is only an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon, so if you have any of these tickets that are winning tickets, you need to claim those prizes before Feb. 20.

2/16/2020 05:36 - Betty R.

the winners of the "wheel of fortune vip trips".. could you post how much they won spinning the wheel ???NC Lottery
Hi Betty, Of course! So far, only the first group of winners have had a chance to take their trip to L.A.. We posted a blog recently recapping the trip and how much each player won. Take a look: https://nclottery.com/NewsBlogDetails/2020/1/29/Wheel-of-Fortune-trip-offers-once-in-a-lifetime-experience

2/16/2020 04:01 - teresa n.

Do I need to keep tickets after I have entered them for 2nd chanceNC Lottery
Hi Teresa, you do not need to keep your tickets after you have entered them into a Second Chance drawing. You can check how many entries you have in each Second Chance drawing from our website or app.

2/16/2020 11:12 - jason r.

Is lottery office open tommorw? Thx. NNC Lottery
Hi Jason, Lottery offices are open tomorrow.

2/16/2020 11:03 - Loretta H.

I've been trying to claim my second chance winner how do I put in my none winning tickets for second chance winner??NC Lottery
Hi Loretta, all you need to do is scan your tickets with Second Chance drawings using our app and you will automatically be entered in the drawing. We contact winners by email shortly after we conduct Second Chance drawings

2/15/2020 08:34 - Cornelius R.

Why are you collecting games with top prizes left makes no sense. It's not like you're increasing odds, winnings on new games. Meanwhile 4mil, 1 mil, 100k prizrs are dangling out there somewhere. Seems like every big game that had 4 or 5 top prizes. You're playing actually for 3 or 4 because the minute 3 or 4 are claimed. Shortly you're pulling them smhNC Lottery
Hi Cornelius, we make every effort to keep a game in circulation until all of the top-prizes have been won. Ticket sales and other extenuating circumstances might cause a game to end early and tickets go unsold. If sales are lower on an older game, we may make the decision to end that game in order to make way for a new game with more prizes available.

2/15/2020 07:45 - brenda l.

i keep putting my luck rewards in how do i knowif im every gonna to win is it a waste of timeNC Lottery
Hi Brenda, we contact winners by email, phone or certified mail after a drawing, so you can be sure we would reach out if you won. All it takes is one entry to win a Lucke Rewards drawing. Good luck!

2/15/2020 03:39 - Denatice B.

How do I claim my prize.

2/15/2020 02:07 - JOSEPH G.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHO WON SECOND CHANCE DRAWINGS?NC Lottery
Hi Joseph, the names of all winners of Second Chance drawings are posted on the Drawings page once they claim. You can see that info here:https://nclottery.com/RewardsDraws

2/15/2020 12:45 - Kathy S.

Once you enter your 2nd chance ticket, do you have to keep the scratch off card??NC Lottery
Hi Kathy, you do not need to keep a ticket once you have scanned it for a second chance entry. You can check your entries on our website or app at any time.

2/15/2020 09:45 - William C.

How do you no if you win anything?and how do I check to seeNC Lottery
Hi William, if you have any of the tickets mentioned above that are winning tickets, you need to claim those prizes before Feb. 20. You can check if a ticket is a winning ticket by scanning it with our app or bringing it to a retailer to scan in the store.

2/15/2020 09:43 - sandra p.

will not let me put lottery nunbers in

2/15/2020 09:23 - Shelia B.

How do I know if I have won anything and do I need to hold onto my tickets after I enter them.NC Lottery
Hi Sheila, this post is an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon, so if you have any of these tickets that are winning tickets, you need to claim those prizes before Feb. 20. You can check if a ticket is a winner by scanning it with our app or bringing it to a retailer to scan in the store.

2/15/2020 07:09 - john a.

Last nights Cash 5 numbers were 2-3-10-11-20. My numbers on a quick pick- 1-4-10-12-19.

2/15/2020 05:48 - Johnny L.

No I have not won any major million dollar prizes since NCEL s conception please don’t take these scratch offs away!

2/15/2020 04:11 - Tim M.

Is February 20th also the same day to enter points from these games, even non-winning tickets? Or is that a later date? NC Lottery
Hi Tim, that is correct, games are only eligible to be entered for points while they can be claimed. So the last date to enter these tickets (winning or non-winning) is also Feb. 20.

2/15/2020 01:43 - Amanda B.

Did I win

2/14/2020 10:12 - Terry D.

I've got an Email informing me that I have won my tickets that I have and did 2nd chance. But I want to just completely know for sure.NC Lottery
Hi Terry, if you would like additional confirmation on your win, please contact our support team through one of these channels, https://nclottery.com/Help

2/14/2020 07:17 - Tabitha M.

Did u win??

2/14/2020 06:45 - Tamika G.

How do I check my tickets to see if I've won a prize on the 2nd Chance?NC Lottery
Hi Tamika, players that win 2nd Chance prizes will be notified by the lottery via email, phone or certified letter after we conduct a 2nd Chance drawing. The list of winners are then posted here: https://nclottery.com/RewardsDraws

2/14/2020 06:30 - Tyminka F.

Did i win anything

2/14/2020 05:36 - helen j.

How do I know if I won. I don’t remember getting a email or is this just a random post NC Lottery
Hi Helen, this post is only an alert that the deadline to claim prizes on the above tickets is coming up soon, so if you have any of these tickets that are winning tickets, you need to claim those prizes before Feb. 20.

2/14/2020 04:54 - Harry T.

IS there a problem with the website, it will not let me enter tickets The screen pops up and disappearsNC Lottery
Hi Harry, we have not had any recent reports of ticket entry issues with the site. If you are still having trouble, please reach out to our online chat support team and they can assist: https://nclottery.com/Help

2/14/2020 03:46 - Tracy A.

I think the confusion is in the way this message is worded. It initially makes one think they've won and just missed it--but this is a generic message to everyone who plays. Some of these on the "winning" list I never even played.

2/14/2020 03:12 - Deanalyn M.

I've got Emails informing me that I have won my tickets that I have and did 2nd chance. But I want to just completely know for sure. Please email me at * or my phone number is *NC Lottery
Hi Deanalyn, Just letting you know that we removed your contact information from your comment. If you received an email and are unsure if it's legit, please give our Customer Services team at call at 877-962-7529 and they can verify.

2/14/2020 11:16 - Danny R.

Show me the money

2/14/2020 10:56 - Ann B.

Did I win anything

2/14/2020 10:46 - Douglas S.

How do I know if I won??NC Lottery
Hi Douglas, You'll need to check your scratch-off tickets to see if they won!

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